Sixth Annual Amateur Wine Maker's Competition

Press Release

Silver Coast Winery

March 24, 2009 Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (NC) - Home wine makers can submit as many wines as they like in the competition.

There are 3 major categories: White Grape, Red Grape and Specialty. These are broken down into 3 lesser categories each. For example the White Grape Category consists of a Vinifera class, a Hybrid Class and a Native Class. Fruit wines are entered into the Specialty Category.

The wines are judged by the panel of judges headed by Silver Coast Wine Maker, Dana Keeler. They blind taste the wines and write down several comments and tips on how the wine could have been made better.

Entry forms can be gotten on the Silver Coast Winery website or at the winery. Each entry must be on a separate entry form with a $5.00 fee for each one entered. The deadline for submitting the wine entries is March 13th, no later.

The Medal ceremony is on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 3:00pm in the beautiful Barrel Room. Everyone is invited to attend and cheer on these producers of very nice home made wine.

Silver Coast Winery, located just 15 minutes from the beach in a woodland setting near Ocean Isle Beach NC offers daily wine tastings and tours. The winery also has unique gift shops, eclectic art gallery, extensive picnic grounds and a beautiful barrel room for weddings and special events.

Winter hours through February: Closed on Monday and Tuesday (except by appointment). Open Wednesday-Sunday from Noon until 5:00pm. Regular hours will resume on March 1st. For additional information contact the winery at (910) 287-2800 or check out the website at www.silvercoastwinery.com. Directions: 7 miles north of the South Carolina border on Hwy 17, take 904W--2nd right Russtown Rd--4th right Barbeque Rd.

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